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  • Five Tort Law Cases You Should Know Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Five Tort Law Cases You Should Know

    By Rhonson Salim

    From the consumption of snail remnants, to Katie Hopkins getting in to deep water on Twitter, check ...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Nov 2017

  • Five Tort Law Cases You Should Know

    Five Tort Law Cases You Should Know Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Nov 2017
    From the consumption of snail remnants, to Katie Hopkins getting in to deep water on Twitter, check out the stories of five extraordinary...
  • Murder and the mental state of the defendant

    By Hugh McFaul

    How does the law treat defendants who suffer from conditions which impair their mental functioning? What if this...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Murder and the mental state of the defendant

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    How does the law treat defendants who suffer from conditions which impair their mental functioning? What if this has been impaired through voluntary...
  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

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    12 Oct 2017

  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.
  • Methods in Motion: Challenging the Narrative

    By Dr Edward Wastnidge

    Eddie Wastnidge sets out why he believes academics like himself have a duty to challenge the biased narratives...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    03 Oct 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Challenging the Narrative

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Oct 2017
    Eddie Wastnidge sets out why he believes academics like himself have a duty to challenge the biased narratives driving Western policy in the Middle East, and...
  • Drugs and the law: Legal highs

    By Hugh McFaul

    The UK recently issued a blanket ban on 'legal highs' but what does this legislation mean? Can the prohibition...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Sep 2017

  • Drugs and the law: Legal highs

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Sep 2017
    The UK recently issued a blanket ban on 'legal highs' but what does this legislation mean? Can the prohibition of selling these drugs stop their use?...
  • You Decide: Is it a crime? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    You Decide: Is it a crime?

    By Hugh McFaul

    What do you know about England and Wales' criminal justice system? Take a look at these four cases then make your...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Sep 2017

  • You Decide: Is it a crime?

    You Decide: Is it a crime? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 13 Sep 2017
    What do you know about England and Wales' criminal justice system? Take a look at these four cases then make your decision based on what you think is legal...
  • What is Law? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: olegdudko

    What is Law?

    By Keren Bright, Dr Stephanie Pywell

    Have a passion for law or thinking of studying it? Try out the first step in our series '12 Introductory Steps to Law...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2017

  • What is Law?

    What is Law? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: olegdudko
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Sep 2017
    Have a passion for law or thinking of studying it? Try out the first step in our series '12 Introductory Steps to Law' to find out more about law and equity....
  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you? Creative commons image Icon John Graner/Terrence R. Oakes/Louis M. French/Gerard Riedy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    By Lisa Claydon, Paul Catley

    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you? Creative commons image Icon John Graner/Terrence R. Oakes/Louis M. French/Gerard Riedy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley and Lisa Claydon consider the case.
  • How does a Bill move through Parliament? Creative commons image Icon UK House Of Lords under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How does a Bill move through Parliament?

    The passage of a Bill through the two houses gives a chance for refining and shaping the eventual legislation - or...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • How does a Bill move through Parliament?

    How does a Bill move through Parliament? Creative commons image Icon UK House Of Lords under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    The passage of a Bill through the two houses gives a chance for refining and shaping the eventual legislation - or rejecting it altogether.
  • What happens when a Bill is drafted? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: UK Government - released under an Open Government licence

    What happens when a Bill is drafted?

    Getting the Bill right is important. If it's going to become part of UK law, it needs to be carefully written - and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • What happens when a Bill is drafted?

    What happens when a Bill is drafted? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: UK Government - released under an Open Government licence
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Getting the Bill right is important. If it's going to become part of UK law, it needs to be carefully written - and supported.

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  • Introduction to European Union law

    This free course introduces the law of the European Union. It provides a broad overview of the legal framework, including historic dimension, the...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Aug 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Aug 2017
    This free course introduces the law of the European Union. It provides a broad...
  • Introducing research in law and beyond

    This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce you to the skills required to develop and complete a legal...

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    Introducing research in law and beyond
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    This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce...
  • The use of force in international law

    This free course, The use of force in international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to one of the contentious topics in public...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    09 Feb 2017

  • The use of force in international law

    The use of force in international law
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    This free course, The use of force in international law, is designed to provide...
  • Judges and the law

    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the common law system works, the differences between 'civil code'...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Aug 2016

  • Judges and the law

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 31 Aug 2016
    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the...
  • Exploring the boundaries of international law

    This free course, Exploring the boundaries of international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts underpinning your...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 May 2016

  • Exploring the boundaries of international law

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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 May 2016
    This free course, Exploring the boundaries of international law, is designed to...
  • Human rights and law

    Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do these rights come from and how did they develop? This free...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Apr 2016

  • Human rights and law

    Human rights and law Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 25 Apr 2016
    Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do...
  • Privacy rights and the law

    Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right, but how does society balance this right with the protection of others, such as the...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2016

  • Privacy rights and the law

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
    Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right, but how does society...
  • Europe and the law

    With this free course, Europe and the law, you will gain a basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU and domestic law. It will...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2016

  • Europe and the law

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    With this free course, Europe and the law, you will gain a basic understanding of...
  • Changing law: mental capacity legislation

    The aim of this free course, Changing law: mental capacity legislation, is to consider how legal problems are identified and how the law develops...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Changing law: mental capacity legislation

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    The aim of this free course, Changing law: mental capacity legislation, is to...
  • Starting with law

    This free course, Starting with law, explores key legal concepts such as legal capacity and the rights and responsibilities of the individual. You...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Starting with law

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    This free course, Starting with law, explores key legal concepts such as legal...

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Business Studies

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s...

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....